Aurel Schmidt & Franz Wright's book 'Reveries Of A Lost Life Mask'01/12/2011
New York artist Aurel Schmidt has collaborated with poet Franz Wright on her latest project. Taking form as a 68 page book, the title 'Reveries Of A Lost Life Mask', is available for pre-order now through the publisher Morel Books with its shipping date set for late November.
The publisher gives one of the most apt descriptions of Schmidt's work yet,
There's an old Turkish proverb: "like a butterfly on a donkey's dick" used to express the disdain of two objects which just don't go together or match.... If the proverb is taken literally and further illustrated by Aurel Schmidt, one might just think the two are a match made in heaven!
Aurel's intricately drawn works merge flora, insects, beers, genitalia, condoms, cigarettes etc into delicately composed works. The individual components of the compositions are themselves traces and elements from a downtown life which seems to consist of endless nights!